the Protrepticus of Aristotle and the Antidosis of Isocrates, has brought to light a Isocrates delivered in his own defense of rhetorical education, the Antidosis. Isocrates’ Antidosis. (Text from Perseus Project Archive–for educational use.) We ought, therefore, to think of the art of discourse just as we think of the other arts. Too (Y.L.) A Commentary on Isocrates’ Antidosis. Pp. χ. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, Cas. ISBN: doi/.

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Academic Skip to main content. You may use these HTML tags and attributes: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Another important topic is natural talent. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Search the Perseus Catalog for: Extract from Against the Sophists.

Hutchinson and Monte Johnson pointed out [6]. Full search options are on the right side and top of the page. Original Language Translation Browse Bar: His purpose is to reveal similarities between classical and modern opinions of the importance of natural ability and study in becoming a great orator in order to invoke change to the common, damaging, assumption that writing is a natural ability, not a learned skill.

He is accused of educating his students to speak against the courts, question the laws, and think for themselves. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This text is part of: Aristophanes’ Wasps Kenneth Rothwell. Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

A Commentary on Isocrates’ Antidosis

In the sense that he is defending himself from an onerous charge to perform a liturgy, Isocrates makes a claim that his value to the city was provided through his teaching. How does one construct a role for oneself in the fourth-century democratic city? Sntidosis your country or region Close.

Although this work is put forward by Isocrates as his imagined defense in a legal case, it isocrztes more a treatise on morality and teaching. Isocrates, To Philip1.


Another idea by scholars is that early on in the AntidosisIsocrates reads aloud that he is being indicted for corrupting his students. It was initially difficult to find the text because my searches were bringing up only texts which included my search words: Moreover, Yun Lee Too demonstrates how the narrative of ‘self’ in the Antidosis is to isocgates understood as a sophisticated amalgam of literary, rhetorical, philosophical, and legal discourses.

Purchase a copy of this text not necessarily the same edition from Amazon. Antidosis itself is divided into short sections.

Isocrates presents himself as a quiet citizen who avoids the public light, where oratory is used in a way to bring many different cases of litigation against each other – which the elite believed to negatively affect the way in which the republic was run. Click anywhere in the line to jump to another position: In return, Isocrates has been teaching them how to become better public speakers and leaders.

If the discourse which is now about to be read 1 had been like the speeches which are produced either for the law-courts 2 or for oratorical display, 3 I should not, I suppose, have prefaced it by any explanation.

Leave a reply Cancel reply Comment. Uses authors parameter link. Enter a Perseus citation to go to another section or work. The law inspired Isocrates’ Antidosiswhich was written in the form of a court case where Isocrates had to defend himself from a charge of corrupting the youth by teaching them how to speak well in order for them to gain an unfair advantage over their peers.

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It is known that in his own life Isocrates did in fact go to court in his own defense over an amount of money he was antidodis to pay. This commentary on Isocrates’ Antidosiswhich includes a full translation as well as an extensive introduction, demonstrates that a rhetorician may do so by assuming roles that subvert many of the conventions invoked by the genre – a non-speaker in a rhetorical community, a rhetorician in a world where rhetorical performativity has derogatory connotations, a philosopher following the trial of Socrates.


Retrieved from ” https: Isocrates states that the teacher should be judged by his students, in that if they do good and moral works then the teacher has done a good job and should be praised. A Commentary on Isocrates’ Antidosis Yun Lee Too The first sustained reading wntidosis a fascinating and important text in the history of rhetoric Includes a full translation of the Antidosis Provides an extensive introduction that places the work in its social and intellectual context.

How to Kill a Dragon Calvert Watkins. He tries to withdraw himself from the public interfering and intrusive efforts made into democratic politics. If the supposedly richer man disagreed with the terms, then the entirety of their estates would be exchanged and the now more wealthy man would have to perform the liturgyas originally planned.

Isocrates, “Antidosis”

Isocrates argued this fine was based on the fact people thought he was wealthier than he actually was. Isocrates was 82 years old at the time he wrote Antidosisthe longest work of his life.

I would recommend Perseus to other students; ajtidosis, it is necessary for students ahtidosis take some time to get to know the technology before it is user friendly. Examples are Lysimachus being the person who has brought Isocrates to trial for this crime, and the crime being different from the one with which he was actually accused.

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His teaching has provided for civic-minded and properly educated citizens that contribute to the orderly running of the city-state.

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